Winning start for Central, North

Central Whyalla was in dominant form at the weekend as it put on a strong showing against Roopena in a grand final rematch.

The Roosters won the toss and elected to bat first in the season's opening clash.

It was smooth sailing for the Roosters until the 35th run when Bradley Smith was sent home after scoring 17 runs.

The Roos claimed another wicket in quick succession with Robert Leith bowled out with a duck.

The fall of wickets started to slow after Isaac Smith was dismissed with the Roosters at 3/44, then Brodie Smith at 4/72, Daniel Collison at 5/105, Rajkumar Shanmugam at 6/142 and Daniel Marinkovich at 7/147.

Josh Ackland couldn't quite crack a century for the Roosters and had a respectable run total of 90 after a stellar day with the bat making seven fours and a six.

Josh Ackland couldn't quite crack a century for the Roosters and had a respectable run total of 90 after a stellar day with the bat making seven fours and a six.

The Roosters finished its 45 overs at 8/173.

The Roos had 173 runs to chase and the fall of wickets start early with Dale Chenoweth out at 1/20.

Sam Maule soon followed at 2/31 and was quickly followed by Waylon Nielsen at 3/38 and Greg Fiebig at 4/49.

Ben Hogan was sent home after scoring 11 runs and the quick fall of wickets started again Ben Longin out after scoring 8 runs at 6/71 and the James Kollaris out with 2 at 7/79.

Michael Evans was the top scorer for the Roos with 36 runs.

The Roos ended with 9/128 at the completion of the innings.

North chases down target with ease

In the weekend's other match, North Whyalla had an easy task to complete when it had to chase the 80 runs scored by South Whyalla across 38.2 overs.

The Magpies chased down the target with ease across 26 overs at 3/81.

Matt Quist top scored for the Magpies with 26 runs.